When it comes to iconic gaming figures, is there any name that stands out more than Mario? Arguably the face of Nintendo, Mario has appeared in games across a variety of platforms in a variety of different forms. With all the different games, Nintendo has combined to sell over 210 different Mario titles. It is then perhaps not a shock that he continues to be one of the most talked about names in gaming, despite making his debut back in a 1981 Donkey Kong game!
Whether you love hanging out with friends playing Mario Party, or have fond memories of playing Mario 64 (or even earlier versions), there aren’t many gamers out there who haven't had some interaction with the character. As a result, the character has also transcended into different mediums. On top of some really cool facts that you may not know about the series, there are some facts nestled in here about some of the Mario Bros. television shows and movies. Keep reading and you may even learn about Hornio, but something tells us Nintendo probably isn’t as big a fan of that character, though Ron Jeremy really is a talented actor! There is even a world record in here that you may be able to beat.
There is no doubt that the Mario franchise is not anywhere close to slowing down, but there is also no doubt that these are 10 really cool facts that you may not know about Mario!
10 The Voice Actor Had A Major Impact In The WWF
9 Great Giana Sisters Featured The First Level From Super Mario Brothers
8 Someone Has Played Mario Kart For 35 Hours And 46 Minutes Straight
7 There Was Almost A Super Mario 64 2
6 Nintendo Offered A Glove To Prevent Joystick Injuries
One of the things that you need to accept when you go into a game of Mario Party is that your wrist may be a little sore after, but that’s the risk that you take. Yet, Nintendo agreed to offer gloves after hearing complaints of “parents of children who had suffered cuts, punctures, blisters and friction burns on their hands because of the intense joystick movements some portions of the multiplayer N64 game require.”
5 Super Mario 64 Has Been Used For Science
4 There Is A Missing Super Mario Bros. 3 Level
3 The Cast Of Super Mario Bros. Hated It
With the popularity of superhero movies, it is only natural for some fans to wonder if video games may be the next medium to translate to on-screen success. One of the things that does not help video games is the incredibly awful track record they have in theatres. One of the worst candidates is the awful Super Mario Bros. movie. The film came out in 1993 and revolves around another dimension where dinosaurs never went extinct... for some reason.
The two main actors, Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo stated that they often got drunk on set to help get through the experience. Hoskins would later go on to say that it was the worst thing that he has ever done.
2 Bowser’s Laugh Is Boo’s Laugh
1 There Is A Super Hornio Brothers Film
As you now know, there was a Super Mario Bros. film that came out in 1993 and was hated on by the cast. Something tells me the cast of Super Hornio Brothers and Super Hornio Brothers 2 probably had a much better time. The films came out in 1993 and starred adult film legend, Ron Jeremy. After Nintendo noticed the distribution, they bought the films. While The Cinema Snob ripped into the films for their inability to use the sound effects from the Super Mario games and the awful names (Hornio and Ornio), something tells me that probably wasn’t the main thought process of the cast.
Sources: Imdb.com, Reddit.com, Abc.net.au, Ca.ign.com, Cnet.com, Gearfuse.com, Mpg.de, Whatculture.com
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